FlashArray//m Technical Specifications

System Performance

Why does Pure Storage® quote 32K, not 4K IOPS?

The industry commonly markets 4K IOPS benchmark to make numbers look high, but real-world environments are dominated by IO sizes of 32K or larger. Pure Storage has optimized the FlashArray for the real-world. FlashArray adapts automatically to 512B-32KB IO for superior performance, scalability, and data reduction.

//m10

  • Up to 100,000 32K IOPS @ < 1ms average latency
  • Up to 3 GB/s bandwidth*

//m20

  • Up to 150,000 32K IOPS @ < 1ms average latency
  • Up to 5 GB/s bandwidth*

//m50

  • Up to 220,000 32K IOPS @ < 1ms average latency
  • Up to 7 GB/s bandwidth*

//m70

  • Up to 300,000 32K IOPS @ < 1ms average latency
  • Up to 9 GB/s bandwidth*


* Data throughput is based on 100% 32KiB reads.

 

System Capacity

Displayed capacity is effective capacity, unless otherwise noted. Effective capacity assumes HA, RAID, and metadata overhead, GB-to-GiB conversion, and includes the benefit of data reduction with always-on & global inline deduplication, compression, deep reduction, and pattern removal. Average data reduction is calculated at 5-to-1. Some customers see data reduction in excess of 20-to-1. Effective capacity has no upper limit and will vary depending on workload.

Capacity is purchased and added in capacity packs of 10 x Flash Modules. Three options are available: 5TB, 10TB, and 20TB. Capacity packs can be mixed within an //m system.

//m20 can be expanded beyond the 3U base chassis with expansion shelves.

 

//m10

12.5 – 25 TBs in 3U

//m20

15 – 120+ TBs in 3U

//m50

60 - 120 TBs in 3U

//m70

150 TBs in 5U

 
 

Scaled //m50

Up to 250+ TBs in 7U

Scaled //m70

Up to 400+ TBs in 11U

  • 5 – 10 TBs raw capacity
  • 5 – 40 TBs raw capacity
  • 20 - 88 TBs raw capacity
  • 44 – 136 TBs raw capacity

 

System NV-RAM

NV-RAM specifications are calculated per //m system

 

//M10

  • 2 x 8 GB NVRAM Modules

//M20

  • 2 x 8 GB NVRAM Modules

//M50

  • 2 x 8 GB NVRAM Modules

//M70

  • 4 x 8 GB NVRAM Modules

 

 

 

System Size, Power and Weight

 

//M10

  • 3U
  • 610 Watts (Nominal)
  • 80 pounds **, 105 pounds ***, 110 pounds ****
  • 5.12" h x 18.94" w (including rack ears) x 29.72" d FlashArray//m chassis

//M20

  • 3U *
  • 742 Watts (Nominal)
  • 80 pounds **, 105 pounds ***, 110 pounds ****
  • 5.12" h x 18.94" w (including rack ears) x 29.72" d FlashArray//m chassis

//M50

  • 3U – 7U
  • 1007 - 1447 Watts (Nominal)
  • 80 pounds **, 105 pounds ***, 110 pounds **** + 44 lbs per expansion shelf
  • 5.12" h x 18.94" w (including rack ears) x 29.72" d FlashArray//m chassis

//M70

  • 5U – 11U
  • 1439 - 2099 Watts (Nominal)
  • 80 pounds **, 107 pounds ***, 112 pounds **** + 44 lbs per expansion shelf
  • 5.12" h x 18.94" w (including rack ears) x 29.72" d FlashArray//m chassis

 

* //m20 can be expanded beyond the 3U base chassis with expansion shelves.

** Unloaded //m system without NV-RAM Modules, Flash Modules, or Blank Carriers

*** //m system with 2 x NV-RAM Modules, 10 x Flash Modules, 10 x Blank Carriers, and Bezel

**** //m system with 2 x NV-RAM Modules, 20 x Flash Modules, and Bezel

 

 

Connectivity SPECIFICATIONS

Host connectivity and ports are calculated per HA system. The Pure Storage FlashArray serves IO from both active/active controllers

 

Onboard IO

//M10

  • 4 x 10Gb/s Ethernet(iSCSI ports)
  • 4 x 1Gb/s Ethernet(Management or Replication ports)

//M20

  • 4 x 10Gb/s Ethernet(iSCSI or Replication ports)
  • 4 x 1Gb/s Ethernet(Management ports)
  • 8 x 12 Gb/s SAS ports

//M50

  • 4 x 10Gb/s Ethernet(iSCSI or Replication ports)
  • 4 x 1Gb/s Ethernet(Management ports)
  • 8 x 12 Gb/s SAS ports

//M70

  • 4 x 10Gb/s Ethernet(iSCSI or Replication ports)
  • 4 x 1Gb/s Ethernet(Management ports)
  • 8 x 12 Gb/s SAS ports

Configurable IO

//M20

  • 2 IO slots
  • 2-ports 16Gb/s Fibre Channel

//M20

  • 6 IO slots
  • 2-port 8Gb/s Fibre Channelor 2-port 10Gb/s Ethernet iSCSI IO Modules
  • Mix and Match

//M50

  • 6 IO slots
  • 2-port 16Gb/s Fibre Channel, or 2-port 10Gb/s Ethernet iSCSI IO Modules
  • Mix and Match

//M70

  • 6 IO slots
  • 2-port 16Gb/s Fibre Channel, or 2-port 10Gb/s Ethernet iSCSI IO Modules
  • Mix and Match

 

Environmental

 

//M10, //M20, //M50, //M70 RANGE NOTES
Operating Temperature 5° to 35° C Derate 1 C per 300 m above 950 m
Non-operating Temperature 0° to 60° C  
Operating Humidity 10 – 80% Non-condensing
Non-operating Humidity 5 – 95% At a maximum temperature of 33° C. Non-condensing, web bulb 33° C.

 

Regulatory and Compliance

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

  • FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Class A, EN 55022, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, Class A, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, AS/NZS CISPR 22, KN22/KN24, CNS 13438

 

Safety

  • UL/IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, CS Scheme with all country differences.

 

Certifications / Markings

  • UL/cUL Mark, CE Mark, FCC Class A, ICES-003
  • Class A, VCCI Class A, ACMA RCM, BSMI, KCC

 

Note: All specifications for FlashArray//m10 are preliminary and subject to finalization before GA.

 

Expansion Shelf Specification

 

  • 12, or 24 TBs raw capacity
  • 2U
  • 200 Watts
  • 44 pounds per shelf
  • 3.46” h x 19.01” w x 22.71” d
  • 44 TBs raw capacity
  • 2U
  • 240 Watts
  • 49 pounds per shelf
  • 3.46” h x 19.01” w x 22.71” d
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